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catholic church to pay for birth control. i will explain. stare trial of a across stlacre is about to get underway. >> pp pajamas in the bedroom -- keep your pajamas in the bedroom. >> we're in for a midweek round of winter weather. the forecast as we continue right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> that is have my wardrobe. i would not be able to go out in public at all. comfort is paramount. i'm in favor of wearing your pajamas. let's talk about the weather.
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the weather will be find this morning. a couple of clouds right now. 37 degrees at the airport. i think we will have a mix of rain and snow later this morning and it will last into this evening. i think the roads are going to be just fine. the temperature will be above freezing. it was in the 50's yesterday and the roads retain that heat. an inch up accumulation. some spots could get more. >> a pretty good start on the major roadways. we started owings mills. we have an accident at 795. there could be some delays at
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140. 56 miles per hour past 795 on the west side. no problems on 70 coming in from 29. 59 on the north side. the j.f.x. looks good into town. 10 minutes to travel south on 95 down towards 32. let's update you at greenspring. traffic is very light towards the j.f.x. this is 95 at 24, problem free heading southbound. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> opening statements will begin today in the trial of george huguely. >> prosecutors are set to present their case. we have a preview from charlottesville. >> we finally hit the magic
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number of 28 jurors. they will be returning to court this morning and they will be whittled down to a jury of 12 with three alternates. that opening statements will begin and the trial will officially kick off. yeardley love's mother and sister are scheduled to testify. the mother and father of george huguely are on a list to testify. we will keep a close eye on the courthouse and have more developments at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. lowell melser, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the man called a public enemy number one is expected to appear in court this morning. igned.l be arra
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he has an arrest record dating back to the 1990's. pretrial motions in a man accused of murdering his twin brother. this happened back in 2007. the brothers had a history of violent arguments. they are accused of stealing from a mall. >> the baltimore archdiocese is taking on the obama administration over a new policy. kim dacey is live downtown with the latest on this controversy. >> the position of the catholic church is that the obama administration is denying catholics their first amendment right to religious freedom. cardinal-designate edwin o'brien has already weighed in on the issue, saying the archdiocese of baltimore will not comply with the mandate even if it means dropping health
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coverage for their 3,500 employees. the new federal policy forces every health plan to cover contraceptives. the mandate sets up catholic institutions like universities and hospitals to pay for medications like the pill that go against the faith. organizations like churches, where the majority of employees are roman catholic, are exempt. but o'brien does not believe that goes far enough. he issued a strongly worded letter to every parish, accusing the administration of attacking religious liberty. many beyond baltimore's archdiocese agree. >> our catholic institutions that serve this nation well are being told -- you who find these things offensive, you should pay for them. in fact, you must pay for it. >> the policy would go into effect this summer but gives religious employers an extra year to comply. the obama spokesman defended the mandate even as he raised the possibility of making some sort of concession to the church. reporting live downtown, kim
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dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a disturbing case out of harford county. a newborn was found dead inside a dumpster. a woman claimed to have abandoned the baby in the dumpster. the body was found in the dumpster. no word on the whereabouts of the mother. >> a man has been arrested. 30-year-old julius montgomery entered the bank on monday and gave a note demanding cash. he was found in a craft a vehicle and is being held without bail. >> a noted presidential historian admits to stealing documents. barry landau and his assistant
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were arrested last july. there are accused of smuggling documents. he admitted to stealing from several other museums along the east coast and selling many items for tens of thousands of dollars. >> the top tax collector is speaking out against the proposal to raise the gas tax in maryland. peter franchot said the measure would create an administrative nightmare and would be a crushing blow to families and businesses. >> i cannot imagine a worst time to raise any tax bill one that will bite into family income, raise prices on consumer goods, and destroy the profit margins for some many of the employers. >> no word on when the governor will submit his proposal. >> 8 louisiana parish is taking
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on a casual attitude to the way some people dress while out on the town. a ban to wear pajamas out in public. plan to introduce a bill at the end of the month. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think a legislature should be able to restrict people from wearing certain types of clothing, like pajama bottoms, out in public? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 6;08. 35 degrees on tv hill -- 6:08. details on a record for chicken wings. >> sticker shock if you buy a used car. >> we are live with a traveling art exhibit based on the
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dishtowel. >> we will detail your morning commute. some
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>> good morning. we're back with a live view from the skycam.
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it is 40 degrees downtown. i am live at mica this morning, located in downtown baltimore and they tons of exhibits throughout the year. this is all about the dish towel. you are part of the group that is a still life organization that helps to put this on. they sent to a dish towel. >> this particular picture took about a year to resolve. there's quite a bit of spatial ideas within the picture itself that come about with the contrast of objects and were the dishtowel is relative to the picture plan, the dishes in the sink the come forward. it is allot about spatial relationships for may.
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>> this is part of art history. >> the founder of our group started this group in 1994 and phelps that the state of the still life was not so good at the time. we started to show in different venues around the country and we have had about 50 exhibits now. this show has about 65 paintings in it. >> so nice to meet you. this runs to march 11. you can come see these paintings all based on the dishtowel. we see some flurries out into garrett county. that will be heading our way appeared we will go back to tony in the weather center. i cannot imagine what i would do with the dish towel. >> that is beautiful artwork.
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>> it is a free gallery. they have galleries all over the campus. >> outstanding. thank you. let's talk about this storm. this will not be a major event. we have only had an inch of snow totals so far this winter. 37 at the airport. 28 in parkton. temperatures are below freezing in some areas. clouds and not have a tendency to act like a blanket. that retains the heat. the skies were clear late last night. here is the storm system coming across ohio and into west virginia. it will take several hours for that to develop around baltimore.
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we will see a mix of rain and snow develop. it will likely be stoic under way home from work and school today -- it will likely be snowing on your way home. it should stay above freezing today. how much snow? about an inch around baltimore. lesser amounts to the south. mostly rain across southern maryland. frederick county, maybe one or 6 inches. -- maybe one or two inches. dry to start. we will see that makes of rain and snow later today. temperatures will top out in the upper 30's and drift back once the precipitation starts.
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decreasing clouds tonight and temperatures will drop into the 20's. dry weather thursday and friday. a mix of rain and snow is possible on saturday. breezy and cold on sunday. 6:16. >> good morning. a few problems in owings mills. we have an accident at 795 and owings mills boulevard. there are some downed wires this morning. looking good on the west side. 56 traveling southbound on 95 out of the white marsh area. this is 795 at franklin boulevard. this is southbound traffic am looking heavier than we normally see at this hour in the owings
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mills area. this is the white marsh area. so far running smoothly. volume is building as you get closer to the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a big boost for gay-rights activists. california's ban on same-sex marriage has been ruled unconstitutional. this upholds the ruling made by a federal judge in august of 2010. more fallout from the recent susan g. komen planned parenthood controversy. a vice president who supported cutting has resigned. she said komen should have stood by the decision. $600,000 was pulled in funding from a planned parenthood.
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it was restored days later after public backlash. >> if you're thinking you could cut some costs by buying a used car, the average price for it secondhand vehicle is up -- the average price is almost $12,000 . among the reasons -- people are holding onto their cars longer so there are few are for sale. a new edition to the shops at harborplace. mccormick and company will launch a new shop. there will have a cooking demos. an opening date has not been saiet. magical profits at walt disney.
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jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. some good news for the walt disney company. more people are visiting their theme parks. they are also optimistic about their cruise ship business. other things are weighing on their quarterly results. profits are getting fatter at buffalo wild swings. -- wild wings. the restaurant chains announcing plans to open as many as 600 more stores. we're waiting on quarterly results from wholefoods and sprint. a modestly higher day for stocks yesterday. the dow is at its highest level since may of 2008.
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the bloomberg maryland index was lower. red robin welcoming a girl's night out and offering wine and dessert at half price. about 70 million probably dined out on valentine's day last year. i'm jane king for wbal-tv 11 news. >> 6:20. 35 degrees on tv hill. two early-morning problems in owings mills. >> the terrapins take on the clemson tigers. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think a legislature should be able to restrict people from wearing certain types of clothing, like pajama bottoms, out in public? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> here is a look at last
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night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. we are tracking some problems in the owings mills area. a busy intersection. watch for delays at owings mills boulevard and 75. there are some of downed wires
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and pulleys are on the scene. 63 on southbound 83 moving down from mount carmel. on the west side of the beltway, a little sluggish around baltimore national pike. 62 on southbound 95. a nice start on the b-w parkway. 97 running well to and from the glen burnie area. this is franklin boulevard. southbound traffic is looking heavy out of the owings mills area. this is traffic at white marsh and so far so good. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. it will start out with quiet conditions to begin the day. some rain and snow will move and later. we're in the mid 40's with a few clouds. we should get to the morning commute with no clouds. rain and snow will develop by this afternoon.
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temperatures will stay above freezing. the snow will end early tonight. i expect an inch of accumulation. we will come back and check the seven-day forecast. here is keith mills was sports. >> thank you. good morning. maryland will play duke and north carolina. last night's game against clemson was a huge. lund beat clemson -- maryland beat clemson. this was stressful. terrell stoglin had 27. clemson hung around. devin booker inside. one minute left. sean mosley went over the 1000
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point mark. this goes to alex len. plus the foul. andre young for the win. maryland gets it done. at duke on saturday. at the end of the season, there is only one team that will feel that confetti fall. one team honored with a ticker- tape parade for the giants on the streets of manhattan. estimated crowd of 1 million fans during the parade through the heroes of canyons. tom coughlin, the conquering hero yesterday. he had received a call from barack obama. the ravens looking for a nother
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running back as ricky williams ends his career. he announced his retirement. he had 66 touchdowns and over 10,000 yards rushing. ray rice is a free agent. everybody says reassigning race is a mere formality. we shall see. you and jen will be running if they do not find somebody. zig and zag. >> 35 degrees on tv hill. >> members of the catholic church are speaking out against a new federal mandate. >> a three-state sweep for rick santorum. i am kate amara in washington. >> imagine you're an artist and
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you have to base a painting on a dish towel. dish towel.
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. . i am jennifer franciotti. >> i am mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. no need to rush to the grocery store. >> i think the roads are going to be just fine. here's the forecast. the weather should be dry for the morning commute. we will see a mix of snow and rain develop. the temperature should stay above freezing. i think the roads are going to be ok. you may see some snow coming down on your way home from work and snow. this might be the first time. the roads will be ok. the seven-day forecast coming up
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in just a few minutes. >> the momentum has shifted once again. >> rick santorum had a huge night last night in colorado, minnesota, and missouri. kate amara has that story. >> he was just on it losing streak. but rick santorum proved his presidential campaign is far from over. a clean sweep for rick santorum. >> conservatism is alive and well in missouri and minnesota! [cheers] >> the republican presidential candidate won missouri and minnesota last night, and then he took colorado, too. he campaigned hard in these states, laying the groundwork for weeks among conservative voters. >> i don't stand here to claim to be the conservative alternative to mitt romney. i stand here to be the conservative alternative to barack obama.
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>> the question today -- can santorum's three-peat stall mitt romney's recent surge? >> this was a good night for rick santorum. i want to congratulate senator santorum, wish him the very best. we will keep on campaigning down the road. but i expect to become our nominee with your help. [cheers] >> for ron paul, the highlight was a second-place finish in minnesota. >> you know the straw vote is one thing, but then there's one other thing called delegates. yeah! [cheers] >> newt gingrich wasn't on the ballot in missouri, wasn't really competitive in the other two contests, but says he plans to play catch-up on super tuesday and in the southern states. >> and our hope is by the time we get to texas on april 6 that we'll basically be pretty close to a tie with governor romney. >> the race now turns north to maine. that state's caucuses conclude on saturday. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. >> out rates catholic clergy is
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speaking out this morning against a decision by the obama administration that requires them to include birth control coverage for their employees. kim dacey is live downtown with the controversy. >> the catholic church says the obama administration is denying catholics their first amendment right to religious freedom. something this for her obama's chance for reelection. catholic leaders are railing against a new federal policy that forces every health plan to cover contraceptives. the mandate sets up catholic institutions like universities and hospitals to pay for medications like the pill that go against the faith. religious organizations, like churches, where the majority of employers are catholic, are exempt. but cardinal-designate edwin o'brien does not believe that goes far enough. he issued a strongly worded letter to every parish, accusing the administration of attacking religious liberty. many beyond baltimore's
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archdiocese agree. >> our catholic institutions that serve this nation well are being told -- you who find these things offensive, you should pay for them. in fact, you must pay for them. >> o'brien says the archdiocese will drop health care coverage for its 3,500 employees before it complies. while many catholics may not share o'brien's stance on contraception, a political analyst says they may still feel that their faith is under siege. he adds that america's 70 million catholics could turn this issue into a serious challenge to the president's re- election bid. >> one thing i can guarantee is that this was not a decision that was made for political reasons, because what the president just did was to hand a great gift to all his prospective republican opponents. >> the policy will go into effect this summer. religious institutions would have an extra year to comply. an obama spokesman defended the
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mandate even as he raised the possibility of coming to some concessions with the church. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> jury selection begins in the robocall trial of julius henson. his attorneys are still trying to get the case thrown out. prosecutors chose not to file charges. the judge hearing the case has dropped one count against julius henson st. it is redundant. >> a school bus driver pleaded guilty to producing child pornography. he was arrested after leaving his cell phone at 8 7-eleven. -- at a 7-eleven. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning.
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sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. getting kind of busy on the roads. a long ridge avenue in mount airy, be extra careful. owings mills boulevard and 795, delays are forming. you'll find delays along 140 at straw hat road because of downed wires. york road, south down 83 in pretty good shape. no problems as you make your way south into town. 59 on the north side towards the harrisburg expressway. the rest of the major roadways looking pretty good at this hour. this is 795, southbound traffic building down towards the beltway. this is 83 york road. problem free at the moment. that is the latest on traffic
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pulse 11. now we check in with ava marie who is live this morning at mica for an art exhibit. art buffs. for the court buf this is all about common objects. these artists were sent a dish towel and they had to come up with a still life painting. this one used it as the main focus of the painting. this is more in the background. a common theme you might see in a still life painting. they're trying to bring focus to a common object. this is running through march 11. this is a free exhibit. they are open every day.
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let's check the forecast. we see a chance for snow today, beginning at midday and the changes over to snow. about an inch in baltimore city of accumulation. we will stay in the 40's and another chance for snow on saturday. >> allegany public-school are closed today. 6:38. it never hurts to be prepared. this may be taking things too far. what to do in case of a rhino attack. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. do you think a legislature should be able to restrict people from wearing certain types of clothing, like pajama bottoms, out in public? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to
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watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> we have seen a fire drills and drills for a nuclear attack. but an escaped rhino drill? this one is being held in a suit in tokyo. two employees dressed as a
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rhino. the fake rhino was overpowered by tranquilizers and caught in a net. >> a real wind up my move faster than that -- a real rhino might move faster than that. >> take a listen. she practiced her violin. the other animals did not appear to pay much attention. one donkey became a fan, singing along. i do not know which sounds better. to have attracted 128,000 hits on youtube -- they have attracted.
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>> i can relate to that piano playing. 6:42. 35 degrees on tv hill. snow hounds around baltimore are howling. all is quiet for now. all is quiet for now.
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. police investigating a deadly accident that claimed the life of one person in dundalk. as happened last night. unidentified victim was taken to the hospital but did not survive.
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horse lovers can now ride on ocean city beaches from november 1 to march 30 with the season permit. you can also get a $20 daily permit. a commissioner has a plan to ban wearing pajamas in public. he is asking stores like walmart to not allow pajamas-weary customers into their store. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you think a legislature should be able to restrict people from wearing certain types of clothing, like pajama bottoms, out in public?
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>> that is from brad. we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. brad, not nice. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> i would take care of 20's entire wardrobe. let's check the roads. kind of busy -- that would take entire 20's entire tony's wardrobe. there are some downed wires at straw hat road.
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everything looking good on 83. still pretty light on the northwest corner. things start to back up on the west side as you approach liberty. we're seeing some delays beginning at harford over towards dulaney valley road. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie joins us live from mica this morning. >> a group of still life painters were given a task. they had to make a painting of a common item, the dish towel. this is a traveling show in baltimore here through march 11. you helped bring the show here to baltimore. >> yes, i did. it was an honor to bring it here. we have some painters here from mica.
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it was a chance to bring an excellent painting show to mica. >> the still life painting is not an art form that is not used many times these days. >> this should appeal to quite a variety of people, people that are paying for a good deal of time. navigating the gallery world and how somebody can make tyrheir own art. >> this is the help of those organizations, artists banning together to make art their career. that is something people struggle with. we are previewing this all morning long. let's check the forecast. we do have flurries out to the west, in carroll county.
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there is a talk at 7:00 p.m. for inspiring artists. i love these paintings. >> we will build a mosaic around the common stuff like this afternoon. that will be our theme. not the dish towel. thank you. great artwork. we do expect some stuff later this morning and this afternoon. the morning commute will be just fine. the clouds have been thickening up. that will help us. skies were clear last night. the temperatures should have a chance to rebound above freezing. the precipitation is getting pretty close to us now.
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some heavier snow back into ohio. that will arrive later this morning and into this afternoon. it will probably start as a mix of rain and snow. it should last through the evening commute. this is not going to be a bread, milk, and told the paper storm -- toilet paper storm. i believe the roads will be fine. an inch or less of accumulation around baltimore city. south of town, little accumulation. annapolis-see any snow at all -- anypolis might not see snow. for most of us, around initial
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accumulation before it tapers off sometime early tonight. dry this morning. a mixture of rain and snow starting this afternoon. the temperature should stay above freezing. temperatures will drop back into the 20's tonight. dry weather thursday and friday with high temperatures in the 40 0's. breezy and cold on sunday. >> thank you. something we're hearing more about -- super pacs. >> there are other big players spending millions on tv ads. the money trail is even more secretive. >> this is a powerful tool, to be able to shape the outcome of the election in complete
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secrecy. >> who is behind these expensive advertising campaigns? watch jayne miller's special investigation "secret money" tonight at 11:00. >> a battle between church and state could end up costing employees of the archdiocese their health insurance. kim dacey is live downtown to explain. good morning. >> the position of the catholic church is that the obama administration is denying catholics their first amendment right to religious freedom. cardinal-designate edwin o'brien has already weighed in on the issue, saying the archdiocese of baltimore will not comply with the mandate even if it means dropping health coverage for their 3,500 employees. the new federal policy forces every health plan to cover contraceptives. the mandate sets up catholic institutions like universities and hospitals to pay for medications like the pill that go against the faith. organizations like churches,
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where the majority of employees are roman catholic, are exempt. but o'brien does not believe that goes far enough. he issued a strongly worded letter to every parish, accusing the administration of attacking religious liberty. an obama spokesperson defended the mandate. reporting live, kim dacey, wbal- tv 11 news. >> thank you. allegany county schools are closing because there is snow in the forecasts. >> anticipation. >> 35 degrees on tv hill. >> coming up, we'll take a last
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>> what is happening now? >> we have some accidents out there. hopefully folks can take it slow. things will get busier this afternoon. we have an accident in mount airy at ridge road. another accident at stevenson. use extra caution. an accident at york road. the start to slop at liberty -- things start to slow up at liberty. >> the morning commute will be just fine. we'll give you the exact forecast during the 7:00 a.m. hour. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25.
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